Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
Life's getting better. So why don't we believe it? Fraser Nelson finds out.
Aung San Suu Kyi explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lectures.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
What if happiness isn’t about the self at all?
David Attenborough recalls moments of personal happiness.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Five artists recall the moment they found their calling.
AL Kennedy goes in search of epiphanies - a revelation, the 'aha' instant, a eureka moment
Does true happiness, Nirvana, come from dissolving the self?
Is what matters denting the universe and unleashing the biggest you?
Melvyn Bragg considers what it is to be free and how freedom became such a powerful value.
Melvyn Bragg considers whether 'happiness' means living a life of pleasure or of virtue.
Nikolaus Pevsner considers the 'Englishness' of the artist William Hogarth.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how to live a good life.
How do you raise happy, optimistic children?
Claudia Hammond looks at the government's plan to measure the nation's happiness.
Author Sumption questions the freedoms we have given up during the pandemic.
Miranda Sawyer presents Six Degrees of Jubilation with Jeremy Deller and Sister Bliss.
Jules Evans explores what ancient philosophy can tell modern society about well-being.
Bettany Hughes examines changing ideas of liberty in her archaeology of philosophy.
Prof Colley challenges the notion of 'liberty' in Britain, from Magna Carta onwards.
Aleks Krotoski asks if what we find funny has changed with digital media.
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Philosopher Jules Evans asks Gus O'Donnell how to measure the good life.
Emma Kennedy finds out why so many people in Britain hate their jobs.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Frank Skinner to discuss the science of laughter.
Leo Johnson explores radical philosophies of happiness.
Oliver Burkeman asks whether forced fun is no fun, especially in the workplace.